Rewarding Subtlety: Creating True Softness in Your Horse
There is a way to create softness in your horse without amplifying your aids, adding excessive pressure, and getting loud. To do so, we must quiet our minds and open our eyes to find the smallest, most subtle responses from our horses and reward them immediately. In this presentation, Jess will work with a participant’s horse to demonstrate how to read a horse’s body language and expressions in the most “simple” groundwork exercises to reward subtlety. By doing so, instead of creating over-reactivity, fear or edginess, we can create true softness in our horses.
This presentation will only be open to 1 participant. Jess will work with the horse first and then will teach the owner how to do the same exercise.
|Time: 45 min||Skill: Everyone||Location: Schedule|
- Jessica RobertsHarmonized HorsemanshipJess Roberts, owner and trainer of Harmonized Horsemanship, is a horse trainer and equine behaviorist based out of Franktown, Colorado. Specializing in the horse and human connection, Jess combines a variety of different training techniques and approaches to create a deeper connection that results in a willing and happy equine partner. She has studied directly with some of the world’s renowned liberty trainers, as well as some of the nation’s largest equine positive reinforcement trainers. This education, combined with a degree in psychology and years of watching and interacting with a large number of horses, helps Jess to be a translator between horse and human.
She focuses on some of the subtleties of horse behavior that are often missed or overlooked, giving the horse a voice and a choice throughout the training process. Her program combines respectful horsemanship, liberty training, energy work and positive reinforcement to create a happy and willing partner that will remember what he learns for years to come.